My S/O graduated (again!) over a month ago. We agreed to take the hit of zero income from him and live off mine (meager let me just say! Enough to get by but just) while we enjoyed some down time together before he started looking for a job he'll enjoy. Anyhow he put a resume in Friday but the person wasn't going to be in until this morning. He phoned about 10 a.m. and did a telephone interview with S/O on the spot and said that HR would give a call later this week or next week. We then went out to do some errands and came home to a message left about an hour after the phone interview. HR woman left a message asking to call today to set up a good time tomorrow for a in person interview and to discuss the various open positions (which means the one he HOPED for, the really good one, is ON the table with him as a candidate. Woot woot!) We knew he'd probably land a job with them but one particular higher position has been advertised 3 times in a row, obviously unfilled as the skills required are beyond the normal skills associated with his license background. Although this is in his former field, it would utilize the skills from his recent diploma alongside his past skills, diploma and license. He would be overseeing a specialized department within this company and the pay would be better, responsabilities more in depth and the room to advance in the company would be tremendous. This is also a international company that promotes from within that also has a great union and a great employee advancement program that will even pay for all types of specialized training etc much of which S/O is very very interested in (especially human factors which is a huge fascination for him). He has a ongoing joke that he's never NOT been hired for a position he applied for. He's never put out tons of resumes and had to wait and hope ONE would call. he goes to ONE, he gets it. Let's hope that this is the case here! He'd be thrilled to get this position AND it would allow us to relocate out of this town after easy child finishes grade 8 as we have been planning and hoping for. Plus we can STOP being renters and finally own our own home. UPDATE: while typing he was called again, he has an interview 10a.m. Monday, turns out they can't interview until then. he really needs this and gosh knows our budget sure does! Another highlight, his job he was laid off from that led him to school once again, was a good position with a great company who will gladly take him back. But this job he's hoping for comes with so many options for moving ahead and climbing the ladder and the salary is even better than he'd have reached in another 10 years with his former company. Might we actually find financial freedom after all these years of struggle? Gosh I guess "I" need this too. I'm so sick of uber budgeting and scraping along or putting of my needs for the kids or whatever. I'd love to have the money to pay for difficult child's college next year too since he's made up his mind to go.